Protocol for regional implementation of collaborative self-management services to promote physical activity

Anael Barberan-Garcia, Elena Gimeno-Santos, Isabel Blanco, Isaac Cano, Graciela Martínez-Pallí, Felip Burgos, Felip Miralles, Miquel Coca, Serafín Murillo, María Sanz, Alexander Steblin, Marta Ubré, Jaume Benavent, Josep Vidal, Marta Sitges, Josep Roca

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Background: Chronic diseases are generating a major health and societal burden worldwide. Healthy lifestyles, including physical activity (PA), have proven efficacy in the prevention and treatment of many chronic conditions. But, so far, national PA surveillance systems, as well as strategies for promotion of PA, have shown low impact. We hypothesize that personalized modular PA services, aligned with healthcare, addressing the needs of a broad spectrum of individual profiles may show cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Methods: The current manuscript describes the protocol for regional implementation of collaborative self-management services to promote PA in Catalonia (7.5 M habitants) during the period 2017-2019. The protocols of three implementation studies encompassing a broad spectrum of individual needs are reported. They have a quasi-experimental design. That is, a non-randomized intervention group is compared to a control group (usual care) using propensity score methods wherein age, gender and population-based health risk assessment are main matching variables. The principal innovations of the PA program are: i) Implementation of well-structured modular interventions promoting PA; ii) Information and communication technologies (ICT) to facilitate patient accessibility, support collaborative management of individual care plans and reduce costs; and iii) Assessment strategies based on the Triple Aim approach during and beyond the program deployment. Discussion: The manuscript reports a precise roadmap for large scale deployment of community-based ICT-supported integrated care services to promote healthy lifestyles with high potential for comparability and transferability to other sites. Trial registration: This study protocol has been registered at ( NCT02976064 ). Registered November 24th, 2016.

Idioma originalAnglès
Número d’article560
RevistaBMC Health Services Research
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 17 de jul. 2018
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